Best Hammock Fabric?

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Re: Best Hammock Fabric?


Post by Pine E. Woods » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:20 am

One issue which may be small for some is static. I found the Hexon 1.0 to generate enough to power a small village. There was also something else about it I just didn't like; almost like it was too light. I may try the Hexon 1.6, though.

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Re: Best Hammock Fabric?


Post by Spark » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:25 pm

I have hammocks made with 1.6 HyperD and 1.6 Hexon both are great hammocks. Both a good choice!

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Re: Best Hammock Fabric?


Post by UncleMJM » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:10 am

Any fabric opinions changed based upon newer fabrics since the last post 18 months ago?

I'm about to order a Freebird from Dream Hammocks and am pondering, (aka overthinking), fabric choices.

I can't imagine more than 215 lbs total weight in it and am more concerned about comfort than either bombproof strength or any concern about counting grams.


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Re: Best Hammock Fabric?


Post by Scuba » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:55 am

Robic ripstop nylon - excellent strength to weight, middle of the road for comfort the lighter the robic you pick the stretchier it will get, it is nylon after all
HyperD diamond ripstop nylon - VERY comfortable, decent strength to weight ratio, also stretchier the lighter you go
Hex 70 hexagonal ripstop nylon - Bombproof, excellent for canine applications (ask me how I know), decent comfort ( not uncomfortable at all, just not buttery smooth, because of the fabric weight it isn't very stretchy despite being nylon
Ripstop poly or nylon (square)- the old standard, nylon is stretchier, and the light the fabric, the stretchier it gets. the ripstop poly that you get from DreamHammock is only available in camo patterns I believe, but poly ripstop is less stretchy than its nylon counterparts. Poly also has a more "plasticy" feel to it, but is less flammable, if that matters at all.

if you want to know about Dutch fabrics, you would need to ask someone else, I have no clue what he is selling nowadays.
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